Shift key broken

MacGuyver473

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Sep 29, 2012
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Tv fell on my macbook, the shift key broke and bent the cd drive ... does anyone thing the key cant be replace easily?
 

mgartner0622

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Jun 6, 2010
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If it's our of warranty, I would suggest opening the machine, taking out the DVD drive (if you know what you're doing/feel comfortable) and applying pressure to bend the keyboard back.
 

AppleNewton

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possibly caused damage to the mechanical portion of the key underneath. you can find relatively cheap topcases on ebay or parts supply sites. out of warranty for that is like $150-$200 at Apple or authorized dealers.
 

ratboy90

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Apr 15, 2009
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Have you tried taking the key off? You can buy replacement keys with the plastic mechanical part that goes underneath on eBay.
 

MacGuyver473

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Sep 29, 2012
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I will try that, the keys mechanical part is definitely broken as it bent the dvd drive and dvds cannot go in
 
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